The Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration succeeds.. on the golf course

    While screeners aren’t getting paid in Philadelphia, they can take comfort knowing that the former TSA head lavished $400K on his office, including mahogany-stained doors, a necessary perk for warriors against terrorism…

    In Dallas, it was reported that the TSA set up shop at the ritzy Anatole Hotel to handle job applicants. A couple of floors were rented, we’re told. When interviewing screeners, the ambiance of the venue is important. The Wall Street Journal reports that 20 TSA staff charged with hiring just 50 screeners for southwest Colorado (probably double the number needed) spent seven weeks at a posh mountain golf resort an hour or more away from any population center, holding court while candidates drove up to apply for jobs – and sometimes just one or two a day showed up..

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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